Geometric Model by A. Harry Wheeler, Collapsible Spherical Sector


This collapsible paper geometric model has a ring at the center that hold twelve segments of circles folded in half to form a sector of of a sphere. It is marked in Wheeler's hand: Dec-30-1915. It also has his number 572. Wheeler would go on to take out a patent for models of this type.

December of 1915 was the month of the founding of the Mathematical Association of America at a meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Wheeler did not attend the meeting, but did become a charter member of the MAA.

Date Made: 1915-12-30

Maker: Wheeler, Albert Harry

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of Helen M. Wheeler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.304723.346Accession Number: 304723Catalog Number: 304723.346

Object Name: Geometric Model

Physical Description: paper (overall material)tan (overall color)cut and folded (overall production method/technique)Measurements: average spatial: 2 cm x 4.6 cm x 4.6 cm; 25/32 in x 1 13/16 in x 1 13/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1068994

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